An Australian fitness enthusiast just broke the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups done by completing 8,008 pull-ups in 24 hours.
The man identified as Jaxon Italiano attempted the record for most pull-ups in 24 hours (male) in Sydney, New South Wales, to raise money for the charity group Dementia Australia.
An raised money he did. The young man ended up pulling in (pun intended) over $8,000 for the cause. That is over Sh 1 million... 1,034,800 million to be specific.
Jaxon also broke the 12-hour record with 5900 pull-ups.
Why you ask? Well, Jaxon was inspired by his work in a care home and wanted to do more to help. Plus he is a gym rat so what better way than to combine his passion with a cause near and dear to him?
According to Guinness officials, Italiano broke the old record by nearly 300 pull-ups.
Jaxon completed 8,008 pull-ups in 24 hours, smashing the previous record of 7,715 with 3 1/2 hours to spare.
Taking to his Instagram page, the fitness junkie shared a video of his achievement on his social media page revealing that he had trained for the pull-up competition for eight months.
And no, it wasn't easy at all... Jaxon noted that his time at the bar was absolutely grueling.
"Wow. That was messed up. After 8 months of training, I decided to put my body to the test and give it a crack at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Most Pull Ups in 24 hours.
It certainly wasn’t without it difficulties but I am proud to say that I was able to set a new world record with 8008 pull ups whilst also breaking the 12 hour record with 5900 pull ups.
I had to unfortunately leave the last 3.5 hours unused as I had completely exhausted myself.
A big thank you to everyone who was involved and supported me along the way" Jaxon's post read.
In the photos of the aftermath of the accomplishment, that the young man shared online you can see his hands were completely torn up but Jaxon didn't regret a minute of the whole experience as he wore a flashing a huge smile.